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Talent Coordination Program Manager

Utah Tech University
Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Announcement

The Talent Coordination Program (TCP) will expand work-based learning and career placement within the region. This new position, funded by the Talent Ready Utah Connections Grant, will create and work with a consortium of Southern Utah businesses in their talent acquisition needs. Establishes a pipeline that connects local talent needs with available skill-based talent within the university in both the current student and alumni network. Manages internship and co-op programs with these businesses. Where skillsets are not found in the university curriculum, this position will create a feedback mechanism to quickly and efficiently incorporate changes within the existing curriculum. This is a seminal position in what will be a flagship program for talent development in the state of Utah.

This program has four primary responsibilities:
  1. Employer Outreach Promotion of Talent (50%)
  2. Advise and Increase Work-based Internships (15%)
  3. Feedback on Industry Needs (10%)
  4. Career Preparation Instruction and Programing (25%)

This is a term position, with grant funding available through June 30, 2023. Anticipation of continued funding beyond this term contingent upon program results/success.


Employer Outreach Promotion of Talent (50%)
  • Create a consortium of Southern Utah businesses that will collaborate to find, recruit, and create talent in partnership with Utah Tech Faculty and Staff.
  • Coordinate with consortium members to inventory talent needs and strategize meeting that need.
  • Work with HR and other recruiting offices within the consortium as a partner for talent acquisition.
  • Participate on site with industry partners to quantify and identify skills gaps.
  • Collect, compile and provide information requested to stakeholders on the activities of the TCP.
  • Be a point-of-contact for industry partners that are need to acquire talent.
  • Work with the alumni office to develop alumni talent pools and develop communication channel to connect.
  • Work with the Career Services office to coordinate efforts across campus.
  • Manage grant metrics, reporting and communication for Go Utah.
Advise and Increase Work-based Internships (15%)
  • Act as faculty contact for students participating in for-credit internship programs.
  • Work with employers to establish standard procedures required for college credit.
  • Serve as point-of-contact for employers to address issues with student interns.
  • Find and develop rolling internship opportunities within the region.
Feedback on Industry Needs (10%)
  • Attend department meetings and collaborate with faculty to connect faculty and students to employers.
  • Participate as a member of the college curriculum committee to discuss and approve curriculum adjustments.
  • Provide feedback from industry partners relating to skills gaps in the workforce.
  • Develop programs and credentials to meet the skills gaps within the university curriculum.
  • Shares knowledge of industry with academic faculty to integrate employment-based learning with curriculum-based learning.
  • Participate on committees and task forces.
Career Preparation Instruction and Programing (25%)
  • Teach several sections of university career preparation courses.
  • Be aware of students’ skill sets, and become familiar with talent pools available within the student body.
  • Presenting to prospective students and newly admitted students.
  • Extend micro-credentialing opportunities to Washington County School District.

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field required (Business, Human Resources, or STEM related field).
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage and motivate senior level people inside and outside the University.
  • Strong technical knowledge and well-rounded in technology fields such as computer sciences, advanced manufacturing, and biotechnology, or business.
  • Master's Degree in a related field
  • Experience working closely with or in human resources, recruitment or career services setting.
  • Experience working in higher education environment.
  • Proven track record in developing quality relationships with community, corporate, and governmental entities.
  • Proven grant writing experience preferred.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $55,000+ depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of March 2022. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under 'Benefits Summary' for more details. This is a term position, with grant funding available through June 30, 2023. Anticipation of continued funding beyond this term contingent upon program results/success.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins February 4, 2022; position open until filled. Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Utah Techis a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of Utah Tech are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or Utah Tech ’s non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby DeFeo - , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.

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